I’ve been a very effective leader in the gay rights movement, though at times I’ve been controversial.
Learning happens in the minds and souls, not in the databases of multiple-choice tests.
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.
History shows that all protest movements rely on symbols – boycotts, strikes, sit-ins, flags, songs. Symbolic action on whatever scale – from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to wearing a simple wristband – is designed to disrupt our everyday complacency and force people to think.
I cannot believe that the American people and the people they elected would use the Constitution to stifle any group’s rights.
If Carter had been there when the AIDS crisis came up, it would have been a whole different story. It could have been treated like a legitimate disease.
There’s a wealth of talent that lies in all of us. All of us, including those who work in schools, must nurture creativity systematically and not kill it unwittingly.
Live Below the Line raises real money to help the world’s poorest people, but it is also a symbolic demonstration aimed at highlighting – not replicating – the plight of the world’s poor.
The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.
Passion is the driver of achievement in all fields. Some people love doing things they don’t feel they’re good at. That may be because they underestimate their talents or haven’t yet put the work in to develop them.